On Friday morning, Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Emollient
worked for the first time since her front-running, nine-length victory
in the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (G1) on April 6. Ridden by Rodolphe
Brisset, assistant to trainer Bill Mott, the three-year-old Empire Maker
filly breezed a half-mile in :48.80.
Clockers caught Emollient in fractions of :24.40, :48.80 and galloping out in 1:02.40.
“For her first breeze back, we didn’t want anything crazy,” Brisset
said. “It was a normal breeze for the Mott team. Now we have to make
sure she comes out in good order tomorrow morning. She will ship to New
York tomorrow afternoon. I’m going with her.”
Brisset said there was “no plan in store right now” for Emollient’s next race, adding, “We keep everything open.”
Emollient won the Central Bank Ashland a week after she finished
fifth in the Gulfstream Oaks (G2). She has three wins in six starts and
has earned $441,900.